Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cast of Footloose visits NML!

Hey everyone!

In addition to Greyson Chance, the fantastic dancing duo of Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough from the upcoming remake of Footloose also stopped by New.Music.Live. today.

Being a dancer myself, I was excited to meet them and hear them talk about their experiences working on the film. Check out the trailer!

Not only did they get interviewed, but they also got to judge a dance competition between two of NML's wonderful hosts, Phoebe and Kathleen. And with the help of Toronto dance crew Artists in Motion, Phoebe and Kathleen killed the performance! They worked super hard and it paid off; they were awesome. But in the end, it was a tie. Julianne's choice was Kathleen, while Kenny's choice was Phoebe, but overall it was a lot of fun to watch.

I'm excited to see the movie, which comes out on October 14th!

- Christinaaa

Greyson Chance stops by NML!

Hey everyone!

Today I was in the audience at New.Music.Live and one of the special guests who stopped by was the one and only Greyson Chance! Among the many stars to come from YouTube, I think Greyson stands out not only because of his incredible natural talent, but also for his sweet and humble personality. And at only 14 years old, he's got a lot to boast about; from being the first artist signed to Ellen DeGeneres' record label and working with Lady Gaga herself. If you have no clue who this tween is...well check out the video that boosted him to super stardom:

Here are a couple more photos!

You can also follow him on Twitter! @greysonchance

- Christinaaa

Saturday, August 27, 2011

NBA Jam Session 2011

Hey everyone!

This is just a short post, because, as most of you know, sports events aren't really my forte. But this one in particular caught my attention. While passing by Dundas Square on my daily route, I noticed a lot of action. The NBA Jam Session was taking place at Dundas Square from August 27-28th.

Here are a few of my photos from the event, but you can find more information about the jam sessions here:

Buckets Blake of the Harlem Globetrotters
- Christinaaa

The Coveteur Team at Holt Renfrew!

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend! After a pretty quiet week, I was excited for an event being held at Holt Renfrew on Saturday, August 27th. If you are not already familiar with The Coveteur, you should! But if not, take a look at their amazing site: and drool over the fantastic pieces found in some of the most sough after wardrobes. From Joanna Hillman (Senior Fashion Market Editor at Harper's Bazaar, who happened to make an appearance at the event as well!) to John Gerhardt (Creative Director at Holt Renfrew), the team at The Coveteur have captured their personalities through photographing them in their most intimate spaces. The creators of the extremely successful site made their first official personal appearance at the Holt Renfrew store on Bloor Street and were interviewed by Barbara Atkin, Vice President of Fashion Direction at Holt Renfrew. Erin Kleinberg, Stephanie Mark, and Jake Rosenberg were so personable and gave great insight into their journey to becoming internationally recognized.

I attended the event with the chic Sparks twins, Brittany and Maleah ( and we got a great spot in the front during the interview. I thought it was very well done and it was great to hear how they got started with blogging and their thoughts on the impact of social media. And I love how all three of the creators are Torontonians and have come such a long way since they began.

My favourite question asked was: Whose closet do you wish you could shoot?

Stephanie: Fran Drescher
Erin: Hugh Hefner
Jake: Neil Young


After the interview, they all mingled among the crowd and I had a chance to talk to them and take some photos. They are such nice, humble people and I'm so glad to have met them. They're quite inspirational, since they were able to come up with an idea that made them stand out among the others in the sea of fashion blogs.

Anyway, if you get a chance, definitely check out the exclusive display at Holt Renfrew, which goes on now until Sept. 8!

Take a look at some of my photos!

Stephanie Mark

Jake Rosenberg

Barbara Atkin

Erin Kleinberg

Maleah, Erin, Brittany and I
You can follow The Coveteur on Twitter as well: @thecoveteur

- Christinaaa

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Selena Gomez at NML!

Hey everyone!

For all you Selena fans, I'm sure you already knew she was in Toronto this week! She performed at her concert last night and I heard it was amazing. And luckily for Torontonians, she made a second appearance at MuchMusic on New.Music.Live. She was there for the full hour and answered questions, took photos, signed autographs and even chugged a cup of pickle juice with a fan. Since interviewing her back in 2007 (see previous archived post or the Youtube video), it's amazing to see how far she's come.

Anyway, check out some of my photos from her NML stop!

- Christinaaa

Women's Day at Dundas Square

As most of your know...I love free stuff. And I bet you all do too, no need to deny it. So today I stumbled across an event at Dundas Square (there is something going on there EVERY day, but today looked more interesting than others) called 'Women's Day in the Courtyard.' There were tons of booths, all with contests or free giveaways and offers. It was packed.

Here are some pics!

- Christinaaa